Alloy seems to be stuck between two states -- plain, boring rock is the dominant feel on Paper Thin Front, but there's also an undercurrent of dark, driving indie (a heavy Girls vs. Boys influence, namely, as some of the album's production work was done by one of their members). In the end, Alloy ends up mucking around in the middle ("Innocent," "Arsenal"), and occasionally swinging over into standard collegiate indie-rock ("Allegheny"), but never really doing anything to make their songs interesting. The overall impression with this album is that Alloy is merely a watered-down version of Girls vs. Boys, and could afford to develop something to make their own work appealing.
6.paper thin front